In the Netherlands, college students have invented a zero-emissions car that captures carbon while driving. They call it ZEM for "Zero Emission Mobility". "This car was made with the goal to minimize the CO2 emitted during the manufacturing phase, the life phase and the end-of-life phase," Jens Lahaije, member of the Eindhoven University of Technology team who created the vehicle, told Euronews. The team estimates its 3D-printed car features two filters that can capture up to 2 kilgrams of CO2 over 30 thousand kilometers of driving. While this is a small amount (it would take at least 12 cars driving 30,000 km each to absorb the same amount as the average tree annually), the students hope to increase the filter's capacity over time, and they imagine a future when the filters can be emptied at charging stations. "The final goal is to inspire the industry," Lahaije explains. "If some car manufacturer sees this and wants to produce it, we're all in for it, of course. But a more realistic perspective is that they adopt certain technologies and innovations we've implemented."

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